Useful Landscaper Links

California Landscape Contractors Association


Center for Turf, Irrigation and Landscape Technology (CTILT)

MWD’s Watering schedule Calculator

Heritage Garden Guide (search for water efficient plants and more)

Landscaper Section


The Municipal Water District of Orange County’s Landscape Performance Certification Program provides you with a FREE water management tool to help you and your customers:

Other Benefits:

How It Works:

The Landscape Performance Certification Program creates a loop of accountability between the Property Owner/HOA Board, the Property Manager, and the Landscape Contractor. A customized water budget is created for each irrigation meter using:

1. Data from Your Customer’s Site

2. Consumption Data from the Water Retailer

3. Data from Weather Stations

Evapotranspiration: The combined process of both evaporation from the soil and transpiration through plant foliage.

4. Putting It All Together

Sample Screen Shots

How to Enroll

Request a Site Data Form

If you’ve seen enough and are ready to sign-up, contact us to request a Site Data Form.

Please contact Adriana Villalba at (949) 940-8141, or via e-mail at, to request a meeting or the Site Data Form.

Or, request a FREE meeting/presentation with our staff

Still have questions about how the program works? Contact us, and we will gladly meet with you to explain the program, its benefits, and how to enroll your sites. We can customize the meeting from a casual discussion to a 30 minute Power-Point presentation. You may even want to invite the property manager (s) that work with you on the sites you manage. If you work for an HOA, we can also meet with the board of directors to present the program to them. And we’ll even bring free gifts – a soil probe and a copy of the book Landscape Management for Water Savings.